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Scene Setters, Sept. 4

McKennna Farrell collects blood from John Minahan of Derry, who was with his daughter, Emily, 8, at the 35th annual Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive at Manchester Downtown Hotel on Tuesday. The event continues today. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Gary Hatfield of Strafford at the 35th annual Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive at Manchester Downtown Hotel on Tuesday. The event continues today. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Sid Slark, right, from Manchester, gives some tips to Joe Mattina, from Hooksett before the group starts an 800 meter timed run during the weekly Greater Manchester Running Club‚Äôs Wednesday 6pm run held at the Gatsas Athletic Complex at Livingston Park in Manchester on Wednesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Maria Chrons, of Manchester, serves Spanakopeta to a customer at Greek Fest at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester on Aug. 26. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The Hampton Beach talent show at Seashell Stage drew singers from all over the northeast and Canada. On Aug. 26 the semi-finalists took the stage for the finals in the Junior (up to age 18) and Senior (over 18) divisions to wrap up the 14th annual competition. From left: Senior winners Kevin McGee, Natalie Livingston and Kaihla Laurent. (COURTESY)
The Hampton Beach talent show at Seashell Stage drew singers from all over the northeast and Canada. On Aug. 26 the semi-finalists took the stage for the finals in the Junior (up to age 18) and Senior (over 18) divisions to wrap up the 14th annual competition. From left: Junior winners Marissa Kearney, Ellie McCormick and Joseph Grieve. (COURTESY)
Hamisi Juma, executive director of the Safari Youth Club in Manchester, is the recipient of the 2018 Vita et Caritas Award. The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, bishop of Manchester, and the board of directors of the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund announced the award Aug. 22. Hamisi will receive a special trophy at the annual Bishop’s Summer Reception on Sept. 6 at St. Pius X Parish in Manchester. The Safari Youth Club will receive an award of $2,500. (COURTESY)
Since turning 50, Don and Steph Keiser of Mechanicsburg, Pa., have been touring the country to golf in all 50 states. They recently chose Canterbury Woods Country Club to represent the state of New Hampshire, their 31st stop. (COURTESY)
Students, faculty and staff help first year Lakes Region Community College students move to campus on move in day on Aug. 26. From left: Nick Taurus, student; Alexia Gonzalez, resident assistant; Julia Vizcaino, resident assistant; Kayla Osterhout, student; and Claufy Bongambe, student. (COURTESY)
The Mall at Rockingham Park hosted a “Fancy Nancy”-themed Disney Junior Play Date on Aug. 18 to celebrate back-to-school. Kids enjoyed themed crafts and a cappella performances by the UMass Lowell Hawkettes. From left: Sienna Hannan, 3, and Haley Hannan, 6, play dress up in the Fancy Nancy photo booth. (COURTESY)